Defining the Edge of the Network and What it Means for Your Business

We conducted research across among our customer and partner base across Asia Pacific, and found that almost one third of respondents were not fully aware of the technology. 40 per cent of respondents have a comprehensive understanding of the technology, but only one third have set up their infrastructure to accommodate it.

Gartner has also conducted research (Gartner, Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017, 21 July 2017, Mike J. Walker) on the topic. According to it, “Most of the technology for edge data centres is readily available, but widespread application of the topology and explicit application and networking architectures are not yet common. Systems and networking management platforms will need to be stretched to include edge locations and edge-function-specific technologies such as data thinning, video compression and analysis.”

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